The Streets are Yours
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For a few amazing hours in perfect Autumn running conditions, the best of Sydney’s city streets are yours to enjoy. None of the big city hustle and bustle, just wide-open city streets, stunning views and the buzz of Australia’s most iconic half-marathon all around you. The Runaway Sydney Half Marathon is a truly unique city running experience through the beating heart of Sydney CBD.
2024 entries are now open!
Why Run Sydney Half?
Stay and Play
Enjoy the best of Sydney.
Take in the views of our iconic city landmarks.
10km or Half Marathon options.
A medal for every finisher.
Perfect crisp running conditions – not too hot, not too cold.
Run for Charity
Make your run mean more.
An Icon Reimagined
For it’s 30th birthday we’ve given the iconic Sydney Half Marathon a make-over. We’ve kept all the good bits, while adding so much more. This year we’re introducing an even-better half-marathon course, an all-new 10K race option, fun new on-course entertainment and much more. Australia’s favourite half marathon just got way more fun.
There’s something very special about running though the normally busy and bustling streets of a big city. The streets, structures, sights, and sounds all hit different. Winding your way through the heart of Sydney’s CBD will give you a unique perspective. You’re right there, in the heart of it. Soaking up the urban atmosphere and seeing those stunning Sydney landmarks. The Opera House? Harbour Bridge? Sydney Tower? Tick. Tick. Tick. Something you’ll remember forever. Big tick. Why just run any old event, when you can run streetstyle in one of the world’s great cities.
Once you’re done hitting the streets, it’s time to hit the town. Indulge in a bit of retail therapy along the city's coolest shopping strips, visit iconic landmarks, check out the buzzing art and culture scene, eat and drink at world-class restaurants and take in the scenes at super-cool rooftop bars. You could even head out East and visit famous Bondi Beach for a bit of race recovery beach-style! Whatever you choose, it’s the best excuse for a long weekend away with mates or family. Hello good times, hello Sydney.